Blogs about User Interfaces

jQuery UI touch support for iPad and other tablets and smartphones

Published on the 8th July, 2012

The jQuery UI library doesn’t support touch features by default, so trying to use the slider or drag and drop on the iPad won’t work. Fortunately, all that’s required to get this working is a small hack - enter jQuery UI Touch Punch. Just include jQuery and the jQuery UI scripts on your page as per normal: <script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery.min.js"></script> <script src="http://code.jquery.com/ui/1.8.17/jquery-ui.min.js"></script> Then include the jQue...

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Facebook News Feed and Live Feed. What's all this about?

Published on the 22nd November, 2009

I've been switching between Facebook's two feed modes, live feed and news feed, for a while now and up until now I didn't really know why. Facebook introduced these options a month ago and it's been confusing users ever since. So, what I've found is that by default I am shown the news feed which shows the most relevant information, but it's often out of date, sometimes by a couple of days. That's not good. Then you go to the live feed, which seems to be up to the minute but is bloated with Farm ...

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